Undertow (2004) Synopsis
Two brothers (Jamie Bell, Devon Alan) with gold coins flee from their uncle (Josh Lucas) .
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Green takes us to that place where we keep feelings that we treasure, but are a little afraid of.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
For anyone who likes classic, offbeat American moviemaking, in the rural-thriller genre from "Moonrise" to "Macon County Jail," Undertow is...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Undertow has the plain, stark, disturbing quality that marked the original "Cape Fear" and "In Cold Blood."
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Taking great artistic chances in storytelling and performance style, Green finally fulfills the promise he showed in his fine 2000 drama...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The truth is that Undertow is like a conventional Hollywood movie operating on half its cylinders.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's an exercise in 1970s mood. But all the film does is conjure, channel, and allude, until there's really no movie of Green's own for an...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Undertow becomes unbearably imitative and predictable. It's a kids-in-peril B horror movie in the guise of an art film.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's no go. Green and Gothic make for a clumsy fit.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Loses momentum midway into the boys' journey.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The naturalistic style of the film is completely at odds with the hokey melodrama.
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